Men's track

  • 15 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • Seven NCAA Div. III outdoor top-10 team finishes
  • 2014 indoor distance medley relay national champions
  • Six 2014 indoor All-America honors

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Letterwinners

 

2015 returning letterwinners

Alex Bleadorn

Jr.
Sprints
Waverly Shell-Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa

Career bests
60 meters - 7.57
100 meters - 11.95
200 meters - 23.38
400 meters - 51.65
800 meters - 2:10.40

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Grady Carson

Sr.
Sprints
Centerville HS
Centerville, Iowa

Career bests
55 meters - 7.02
60 meters - 7.53
100 meters - 11.69
200 meters - 23.46
400 meters - 53.60

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 7th, 4x100 relay

 

Chris Davis

Jr.
Throws
Waverly-Shell Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa

Career bests
Shot put - 32-6.25
Weight throw - 44-3
Discus throw - 130-1
Hammer throw - 145-1
Javelin throw - 127-07

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Cole Decker

Jr.
Distance
Dowling Catholic HS
Des Moines, Iowa

Career bests
800 meters - 2:03.95
1,000 meters - 2:44.72
1,500 meters - 4:00.79
Mile - 4:22.40
3,000 meters - 8:36.69
5,000 meters - 14:36.59
10,000 meters - 29:59.31 (school record)

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (2nd, 10,000 meters, 2013)
Most Valuable Freshman (2013)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 3rd, 5,000 meters; 5th, 3,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 2nd, 10,000 meters; 6th, 5,000 meters
2014 indoor: 4th, 5,000 meters; 8th, 3,000 meters
2014 outdoor: 5th, 10,000 meters

NCAA results
2013 indoor: 16th, 10,000 meters

 

Cole Ebel

Jr.
Sprints
South O'Brien HS
Sutherland, Iowa

Career bests
60 meters - 7.27
100 meters - 11.10
200 meters - 23.35
400 meters - 54.88

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 6th, 100 meters; 7th, 4x100 relay

 

Conner Freeman

Sr.
Jumps
Urbandale HS
Urbandale, Iowa


Career bests
55 hurdles - 8.19
60 meters - 7.42
60 hurdles - 8.98
100 meters - 11.47
110 hurdles - 15.38
200 meters - 23.69
400 meters - 52.93
1,500 meters - 5:06.27
High jump - 6-4
Long jump - 20-6.25
Pole vault - 12-11.50
Shot put - 33-4.75
Discus throw - 116-8
Javelin throw - 137-7
Heptathlon - 4,462
Decathlon - 5,976

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (2nd, heptathlon, 2013; 1st, decathlon, 2013)

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 2nd, distance medley relay; 8th, high jump
2013 indoor: 10th, high jump; 2nd heptathlon
2013 outdoor: 1st decathlon


Spencer Hammack

Jr.
Sprints
Ottumwa HS
Ottumwa, Iowa

Career bests
200 meters - 24.81
400 meters - 50.65
Triple jump - 39-2.5

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
NCAA division III national champion (2014 indoor, Distance Medley Relay)
NCAA all-American (2014 indoor)
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)

 

Eli Horton

Sr.
Distance
Southeast Polk HS
Runnells, Iowa


Career bests
800 meters - 1:55.91
1,000 meters - 2:38.83
1,500 meters - 3:51.06
Mile - 4:10.01 (school record)
3,000 meters - 8:33.57
5,000 meters - 14:12.4 (school record)

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
NCAA division III national champion (2014 indoor, Distance Medley Relay)
NCAA all-American (2013 indoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor);
USTFCCCA Division III Central Region men’s track athlete of the
year (2013, outdoor; 2014, indoor/outdoor)
Iowa Conference Most Valuable Track Performer (2014 indoor/out
door)
all-Iowa Conference (2012 outdoor, 2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014
indoor/outdoor)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week (March 2, 2014; April 21, 2013; March 31, 2013)
Iowa Conference men’s outdoor track events athlete of the week
(April 27, 2014; April 28, 2013; April 21, 2013; March 31, 2013; April 29, 2012)
Iowa Conference men’s indoor track events athlete of the week
(Dec. 9, 2014, Feb. 23, 2014, Feb. 10, 2014)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 4th, 5,000 meters; 5th, Mile; 7th, 3,000 meters
2012 outdoor: 1st, 1,500 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters
2013 indoor: 1st, mile; 2nd, 3,000 meters; 2nd, 5,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 1st, 1,500 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters, 2nd, 4x800 relay
2014 indoor: 1st, mile; 1st, 3,000 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters
2014 outdoor: 1st, 1,500 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters; 2nd, 4x800 relay

NCAA results
2013 indoor: 4th, mile
2013 outdoor: 14th, 1,500 meters
2014 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 3rd, 3,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 4th, 5,000 meters

Eli Horton

Drew Jackson

Sr.
Distance
Johnston HS
Johnston, Iowa


Career bests
800 meters - 1:54.37
1,000 meters - 2:34.96
1,500 meters - 3:55.70
Mile - 4:16.86
3,000 meters - 8:41.75
3,000 steeplechase - 9:25.10
5,000 meters - 15:05.44

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
NCAA division III national champion (2014 indoor, Distance Medley Relay)
NCAA all-American (2014 indoor)
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor);
Iowa Conference men’s indoor track events athlete of the week
(Jan. 29, 2012)
Iowa Conference men’s outdoor track events athlete of the week
(April 27, 2014; April 29, 2013; April 30, 2012)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014, 2013)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 4th, Mile; 7th, 5,000 meters
2012 outdoor: 4th, 1,500 meters; 8th, 5,000 meters
2013 indoor: 1st, distance medley; 2nd, mile; 3rd, 3,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 1st, 3,000 steeplechase; 2nd, 4x800 relay; 4th, 5,000 meters;
2014 indoor: 1st, distance medley; 3rd, mile; 7th, 3,000 meters;
2014 outdoor: 1st, 3,000 steeplechase; 2nd 4x800 relay; 5th, 4x400 relay; 8th, 800 meters;

Drew Jackson

Gunnar Johnson

Sr.
Throws
Johnston HS
Ankeny, Iowa


Career bests
Shot put - 46-11.75
Discus throw - 124-3
Javelin throw - 149-8
Hammer throw - 149-8

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2014 indoor)

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 9th, shot put
2013 indoor: 7th, shot put
2014 indoor: 3rd, shot put
2014 outdoor: 5th, shot put


Eric Larson

Sr.
Multi-events
Waverly-Shell Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa


Career bests
55 meters - 6.78
55 hurdles - 7.81
60 meters - 7.19
60 hurdles - 8.27
100 meters - 11.20
110 hurdles - 14.96
400 meters - 51.21
1,000 meters - 2:44.22
1,500 meters - 4:38.89
High jump - 6-8.25
Long jump - 23-10.75
Shot put - 37-8.5
Discus throw - 120-0
Javelin throw - 146-01
Pole vault - 14-7.25
Heptathlon - 5,277 (school record)
Decathlon - 6,969


Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
Capital One second team Academic All-America (2013)
NCAA Division III national champion (2013 indoor, Heptathlon)
NCAA Division III all-American (2012 indoor/outdoor, 2013 indoor/
outdoor)
all-Iowa Conference (2012 indoor, 2013 indoor/outdoor)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week (April 29, 2013)
Iowa Conference men’s indoor field events athlete of the week
(Feb. 2, 2014; Feb. 5, 2012)
Iowa Conference men’s outdoor field events athlete of the week
(April 28, 2013; March 31, 2013)
Most Valuable Performer (2013)
Most Valuable Freshman (2012)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, helptathlon; 6th, high jump; 8th, 60 hurdles
2012 outdoor: 5th, 110 hurdles
2013 indoor: 1st, 60 hurdles; 2nd, high jump; 2nd, pole vault; 2nd, long jump
2013 outdoor: 2nd, long jump; 2nd, high jump; 3rd 4x100 relay; 5th, 110 hurdles

NCAA results:
2012 indoor:
8th, heptathlon
2012 outdoor:
5th, decathlon
2013 indoor: 1st, heptathlon
2013 outdoor: 1st, decathlon

 

LJ Lipscomb

Sr.
Mid-distance
Johnston HS
Johnston, Iowa


Career bests
400 meters - 49.88
600 meters - 1:23.22
800 meters - 1:53.54
1,000 meters - 2:42.72
1,500 meters - 4:11.26

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2012 indoor)
Iowa Conference men’s outdoor track events athlete of the week
(April 29, 2012)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, 4x800 relay; 1st, 800 meters
2014 indoor: 7th, 800 meters

LJ Lipscomb

 

Ben Miller

So.
Throws
Wilcox HS
Wilcox, Ariz.

Career bests
Discus throw - 133-11

Awards/honors
One varsity letter


Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 8th, discus throw

 

Logan Mulford

So.
Jumps
Mount Plesant HS
Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Career bests
High jump - 6-6

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
Iowa Conference men's indoor field performer of the week (Dec. 9, 2014)

Iowa Conference results
2014 indoor: 7th, high jump

 

Kyle Nuehring

Jr.
Mid-distance
Waukee HS
Waukee, Iowa

Career bests
800 meters - 1:53.36
1,000 meters - 2:37.89
1,500 meters - 3:56.45
Mile - 4:21.01

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 4th, mile
2013 outdoor: 2nd, 1,500 meters; 3rd, 800 meters
2014 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 5th, 4x800 relay
2014 outdoor: 2nd, 4x800 relay

 

Jaemin Powell

Jr.
Multi-events
Mid-Prairie HS
Wellman, Iowa

Career bests
55 meters - 6.83
55 hurdles - 8.95
100 meters - 11.33
400 meters - 52.03
1,000 meters - 3:06.05
1,500 meters - 5:11.09
High jump - 6-4
Long jump - 20-11.25
Pole vault - 10-4
Shot put - 36-4
Discus throw - 106-8
Javelin throw - 151-2
Heptathlon - 4,204
Decathlon - 6,013

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2014 indoor/outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 7th, high jump; 7th, heptathalon
2014 indoor: 2nd, heptathalon; 3rd, long jump
2014 outdoor: 2nd, decathalon; 7th, long jump

 

Austin Roberts

Jr.
Sprints
Davis County HS
Bloomfield, Iowa

Career bests
100 meters - 11.89
200 meters - 23.46
400 meters - 49.88
600 meters - 1:25.85

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 2nd, 4x400 relay
2013 outdoor: 3rd, 4x400 relay; 5th, 400 meters
2014 indoor: 3rd, 4x400 relay; 8th, 400 meters
2014 outdoor: 5th, 4x400 relay

 

Dan Roemerman

Jr.
Hurdles, sprints
City High HS
Iowa City, Iowa

Career bests
55 hurdles - 8.03
60 meters - 7.18
60 hurdles - 8.29
100 meters - 11.09
110 hurdles - 14.98
200 meters - 22.35
400 hurdles - 58.63

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 outoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 2nd, 60 hurdles
2013 outdoor: 6th, 55 meters; 7th, 55 hurdles; 7th, 4x200 relay
2014 indoor: 1st, 110 hurdles
2014 outdoor: 1st, 110 hurdles; 5th, 100 meters; 5th, 4x400 relay

 

Timothy Shepherd

Sr.
Distance
Knoxville HS
Knoxville, Iowa


Career bests
800 meters - 2:08.6
1,000 meters - 2:46.66
1,500 meters - 4:10.1
Mile - 4:29.42
3,000 meters 8:58.58
3,000 steeplechase - 10:03.53
5,000 meters - 15:27.89
10,000 meters - 33:03.58

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2014 outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 outdoor: 8th, 10,000 meters
2014 outdoor: 2nd, 3,000 steeplechase

 

Isaac Steffensmeier

So.
Distance
Fort Madison HS
St. Paul, Iowa


Career bests
800 meters - 2:01.15
1,500 meters - 4:02.33
Mile - 4:23.40
3,000 meters 9:01.46
5,000 meters - 14:51.57
10,000 meters - 31:14.15

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
all-Iowa Conference (2014 outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2014 indoor: 5th, 5,000 meters; 5th, 4x800 relay
2014 outdoor: 3rd, 5,000 meters; 8th, 10,000 meters

 

Jamie Vander Veer

Sr.
Distance
Dallas Center-Grimes HS
Grimes, Iowa


Career bests
600 meters - 1:25.59
800 meters - 1:58.34
1,000 meters - 2:46.28
1,500 meters - 3:53.48
Mile - 4:20.93
3,000 meters - 9:07.27

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2012 indoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor)
Iowa Conference men’s outdoor track events athlete of the week
(April 27, 2014)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, 4x800 relay; 2nd, distance medley relay
2012 outdoor: 7th, 1,500 meters
2014 indoor: 3rd, 800 meters
2014 outdoor: 2nd, 4x800 relay; 2nd, 1,500 meters; 3rd, 800 meters

 

Logan Weers

So.
Hurdles
Clarke HS
Osceola, Iowa


Career bests
100 meters - 11.99
110 hurdles - 15.98
200 meters - 24.01

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Austin Witt

So.
Sprints, jumps
Washington HS
Washington, Iowa


Career bests
100 meters - 11.08
200 meters - 23.12
Long jump - 18-9.25

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Brandon Young

Sr.
Mid-distance
Dallas Center-Grimes HS
Grimes, Iowa


Career bests
400 meters - 53.89
600 meters - 1:28.31
800 meters - 2:02.05
1,000 meters - 2:58.33
1,500 meters - 4:11.34

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
all-Iowa Conference (2012 outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 1st, 4x800 relay

 

Brian Zahnle

Sr.
Sprints, jumps
Fulton HS
Morrison, Ill.


Career bests
Long jump - 20-9.75
Triple jump - 39-8

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 5th, triple jump

 

Mason Zimmerman

Sr.
Sprints
Urbandale HS
Urbandale, Iowa


Career bests
60 meters - 7.44
200 meters - 22.59
400 meters - 50.15

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (3rd, 4x200 relay, 2013; 3rd, 4x400 relay, 2013)
Team co-captain (2014)

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 1st, 4x400 relay
2012 outdoor: 1st, 4x400 relay
2013 indoor: 7th, 200 meters; 3rd, 4x200 relay
2013 outdoor: 3rd, 4x100 relay
2014 indoor: 2nd, 200 meters; 3rd, 4x400 relay; 7th, 4x200 relay
2014 outdoor: 5th, 4x400 relay; 7th, 4x100 relay



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